Grgich Hills Estate Rosé
WHY WE LOVE IT
- The fruit is sourced from their organically certified vineyards where the grapes are farmed naturally, without artificial pesticides or herbicides.
- A Provence-style rose was the inspiration when producing this limited-production Rosé as Napa shares a lot of similarities to the Mediterranian climate of Provence.
Varietal Composition: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot, 17% Zinfandel, 4% Cabernet Franc, 1% field blend
Elaboration: The traditional saignée method is used to produce this rose, allowing free run juice to drain out of the tank after one to five hours of skin contact. The juice was kept cool during its five to six weeks of fermentation to capture the maximum expression of fresh aromas and flavors.
Tasting Notes: The nose has aromas of cherry blossom, watermelon and strawberry followed by an explosion on the palate of passion fruit and peach. With its round mouthfeel, this wine has perfectly balanced acidity and an addicting finish.
Vintners Hall of Fame inductee Miljenko “Mike” Grgich first earned world-wide recognition when the Chardonnay he crafted won the 1976 Paris Tasting, beating the best of France. This tasting helped shatter the myth that only French soil could produce the world’s greatest wines and drawing international attention to Napa Valley wines. Mike then partnered with Austin Hills to open their family-owned-and-operated winery in 1977.
Since 2003, Grgich Hill’s has produced wines that are 100% estate-grown and bottled. Grgich Hills is committed to natural winegrowing and sustainability, they farm their five estate vineyards without artificial fertilizers, pesticides or herbicides. They are all certified organic.
Grgich Hills Estate is deeply rooted in family. The winery was founded by two families, Grgich and Hills, joined together in the pursuit of creating the best wines in the world. Today, Mike’s daughter, Violet Grgich, is President and Ivo Jeramaz, Mike’s nephew, is Winemaker/VP of Vineyards & Production. Grgich Hills now welcomes a third generation to the winery – Maja Jeramaz, Mike’s grand-niece, and Justin Hills, Austin’s son.